informed by many different locations from the Australian
landscape. Primrose is interested in recreating the surfaces,
textures and colours evocative of a particular place, although
each work is a culmination of many different images, spaces and
experiences, achieved through memory and experimentation.
of working is integral to her art practice. She works outside on
location and incorporate elements of her surroundings, she
gathers soil and water samples from these field trips and uses
these samples in her work.
“Fragments of my
immediate inspiration form the framework of the composition”.
interested in the interplay between her chosen medium (spray
enamel) with the natural elements she has collected. Salt water
is used to repel and react against the spray enamel paint. It
also occasionally acts as a tool for oxidation, mimicking an act
“All of these
processes are hard to control, it is the ‘surprise’ element; or
‘happy accident’ that I am most interested in pursuing”.
- Based in Queanbeyan, Claire Primrose studied Visual Art at the
Australian National University, majoring in Printmaking and
graduated in 1997. She has also completed a Graduate Diploma in
Secondary Art Education and has taught both Visual Art and Dance
at various high schools in Canberra. Her work draws inspiration
from the Australian landscape.
participated in group and solo exhibitions both locally and
nationally. Career highlights include being selected for the
Exploration 14 exhibition Flinders Lane Gallery Melbourne, the
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who also focus on abstraction, and the Introducing exhibition at
The Stanley Street Gallery. Her work has also recently been
selected for the Paddington Art Prize, The Hawkesbury Art Prize,
Morton Bay Art Prize, the Norville Art Prize, and the Whyalla
Art prize. She has been awarded winner of the Queanbeyan
Regional Art Prize in 2009 and also in 2015.
For further information about the
artist, please contact Stanley Street Gallery on 0293681142 or